Saturday, July 22, 2017

AMAZING RED LILIES FROM CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

These spectacular 'red' lilies--now in their third year--were planted on the advice of Cookie from Croton Country Gardens--and what a show they're putting on again this season. Click on the photo. Thanks Cookie! 


Croton Country Gardens - 1360 Albany Post Road, 271-5129. (p.s. Corn arriving soon!)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROTARY CLUB OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS.....

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CROTON ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Sophie Bauder, Bart Considine, Emily Morrison and Parker Pepper Jones. See more here http://bit.ly/2uM5rJR

WE LOVE SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN CROTON-ON-HUDSON

Yes. We do. Click on the links for only some of what's happening in Croton this weekend. Bookmark this post for uipdates--post comes down after 4 pm on Sunday

--WHAT'S HAPPENING @ VAN CORTLANDT MANOR http://www.hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/van-cortlandt-manor

--7/22 AT 3RD UNIVERSE http://bit.ly/2gRDknw

--7/22 CROTON FREE LIBRARY, STEEL PASSION, DRUM BAND http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/

AND ON EXHIBIT AT THE LIBRARY, THANK YOU CCOA FOR THE HEADS-UP:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/and-now-latest-from-croton-council-on.html

--7/22 AND 7/23 LAST TWO DAYS OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S FESTIVAL--NOT CROTON WE KNOW BUT RIGHT ACROSS THE RIVER http://www.staugny.org/italian-festival

--7/22 VODKA TASTING @ VAN WYCK WINES & LIQUORS http://bit.ly/2ukguYH

--7/23 LAST DAY OF TEMPLE ISRAEL'S RUMMAGE SALE 9:30 AM - 1 PM - TINW.ORG

--7/23 SUNDAY BRUNCH @ HOLY SMOKE http://bit.ly/2tyjW4S 

--7/23 ONGOING SUNDAY BRUNCH @ TAGINE https://www.facebook.com/TagineRestaurantWineBarCrotonOnHudson/

--DINING AL FRESCO OPPORTUNITIES  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/dining-al-fresco.html

--CROTON GAB AND KNIT MEETS AT THE BACK COW ON SUNDAYS, NOONISH AND...  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-croton-knitter-and-crocheter-too.html

--AND SUNDAYS AT THE GRANDSTAND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/summer-2017-concert-schedule-grandstand.html

--SPECIAL AT THE HARMON DELI http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/special-harmon-deli.html

--MORE CROTON MUST TRY'S FOR YOUR DINING PLEASURE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/more-croton-must-trys-for-your-tasting_20.html 

--HOW ABOUT A WALK IN THE CROTON ARBORETUM CROTONARBORETUM.ORG

--THE CROTON FARMER'S MARKET ON SUNDAYs in the parking lot adjacent to the train station; you can see some photos from the 2016 opening, courtesy of Croton United, here https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/586196751537360

--YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON FISHING GUIDE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/03/everything-crotons-guide-to-2017.html

--and CROTON LOVES ICE CREAM http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/croton-loves-ice-cream.html 

MORE ROB AND MONICA 7/21/17

And now the continuing adventures of Rob & Monica--there's lots of mid-century modern BATHROOM AND KTICHEN fun, including a Plaid Stamps gift catalog, Happy Days memorabilia, Marx tin trains and more.  Click on the link for....

SALING, UNCLE BOBBY & MARISSA http://bit.ly/2vuZeA6 

Speaking of the old trading stamps catalogs, you may also enjoy this vintage S&H Green Stamps catalog, circa 1970's

http://bit.ly/2vuONwt

SPECIAL @ THE HARMON DELI

A heads up from Croton Guides---ongoing free soda special at THE HARMON DELI...

See more here http://bit.ly/2uSq9ca

Click on the photo--courtesy of Croton United--from the deli's 2017 grand opening...see more here http://bit.ly/2naYURw

P.S. Their HOMEMADE MOZZARELLA is excellent!

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SERAFINE "REA" STEINMANN

7/26 at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home; details and obituary here http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Serafine-Steinmann&lc=7336&pid=186144055&mid=7491354

12 ITALIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE 1950'S & OUR FRIENDS AT EFSP

Our friends at European Filmstar Postcards were in Bologna recently for Il Cinema Ritrovato.

Always on the hunt, they found twelve wonderful vintage Italian postcards from the 1950's to generously share with us---click on the photo to see a beautiful Lauren Bacall.

See more here, including Monroe, Montgomery Clift, and..... http://bit.ly/2tyUc8n

Friday, July 21, 2017

HAPPENINGS AT & NEAR CROTON-ON-HUDSON, MARCH 1932

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

AND NOW COURTESY OF AN EVERYTHING CROTON ELVE, HAPPENINGS AT AND NEAR CROTON-ON-HUDSON, MARCH 1932. Click on the images below. Lots of "old Croton" names here.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN.... A LOOK BACK AT CROTON HARMON H.S. NEWS 1936 http://bit.ly/2imJf3T


RECENT VIDEOS AND PHOTO ALBUMS YOU SHOULDN'T MISS

--THE DESSERTIST, video, just uploaded to Vimeo, Best of Westchester for Creative Dessert, now available on http://bit.ly/2uGK9xy

--FRANZOSO CONTRACTING, video, tiny house roof installation, Irvington http://bit.ly/2tfRAfe

--CROTON CARVEL, photos and videos, now open till 10 pm every night http://bit.ly/2tJ9l6a

--PHOTO ALBUM, THE SUMMER 2017 GARDENS OF THE UPPER VILLAGE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-summer-gardens-of-upper-village.html

--PHOTO ALBUM--THE VINTAGE SHOE, BOOT, AND SNEAKER ALBUM http://bit.ly/2ui12wa

--PHOTO ALBUM, CROTON UNITED, AND A REMINDER THAT FRIDAYS ARE HOT IN HARMON @ MEX-TO-GO https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/792710350885998

SEE THE LAST EDITION OF RECENT VIDEOS AND PHOTO ALBUMS YOU SHOULDN'T MISS HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/recent-photo-albums-and-videos-you-dont.html 

KEEP CALM & CARRY ON: THE 2017 CROTON ROTARY CAR SHOW IS...

For those who've asked: THE 2017 CROTON ROTARY CLUB COLLECTIBLE CAR SHOW (AND CHILI COOK-OFF) is scheduled for September 24th.  As always, it will be held in the parking lot at the Croton-Harmon train station--there will be more details later on. 

This popular annual event is an important fundraiser for the organization's many charitable endeavors, drawing classic and collectible cars--not to mention visitors--from throughout the region to our village.  

It's also an opportunity to learn about--and see--some stunning examples of vintage and antique cars--automobilia too--all in one spot.

So keep calm and carry on...it will be here soon enough...In the meantime, enjoy these photos from the 2011 event featuring a stunning 1954 Thunderbird, former Croton Rotary member and Town Councilwoman Ann Lindau, then Trustee--now Mayor--Greg Schmidt, still President of the Croton Rotary, and a collection of thoughtfully restored automobiles http://bit.ly/2tNudFC

And FOR PHOTOS AND MORE FROM THE 2013 event, including the People's Choice Award to Dennis Kooney http://bit.ly/2uGRihx

1914 OBITUARY & MORE FOR CROTON'S LILLIAN NORDICA

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MORE DISCOVERIES VINTAGE THEATRE MAGAZINE---the 1914 obituary for Lillian Nordica (for newer residents, Nordica Drive here in the village bears her name); followed by a 1911 Columbia ad featuring Nordica, among others....Click on the images below and enjoy.

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/was-crotons-lillian-nordica-masked.html

MORE ON CROTON EAGLE SCOUT DANIEL PARKER, VIA LOHUD

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CROTON EAGLE SCOUT USES HIS EARS TO CREATE GARDEN MADE FOR BIRDS...LOHUD 

CROTON-ON-HUDSON - A summer day finds Daniel Parker spotting seemingly every bird around — by their songs. “That’s a cardinal,” said Parker, 18, who was born blind. On cue, the red bird serenades again. “That one," he added, "right there."

Parker, of Croton-on-Hudson, stands in Croton Point Park near the Hudson River by his Eagle Scout project: A garden that’s something of a bird magnet. The recent Croton-Harmon High School graduate, who recognizes perhaps hundreds of migratory and nesting birds’ sounds, surveyed the birds in an area of the park last year and researched which native plants would draw them for rest, food and to breed. READ MORE HERE http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2017/07/20/croton-eagle-scout-uses-his-ears-build-garden-made-birds/443632001/

 YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
--THE TOP 2016 SCOUT ARTICLES AT EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-three-2016-boy-scout-and-cub-scout.html

Thursday, July 20, 2017

REMEMBERING THE GREAT AND LATE--JAMES GARNER

One of the Everything Croton elves reminded us that we almost missed this--REMEMBERING JAMES GARNER, who died July 19th in 2014....(CNN) -- James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multigenerational success on both the small and big screens, has died. He was 86. You can read more here http://cnn.it/1kJNYD7

While many will remember him principally from The Rockford Files (click on the 1975 vintage TV Guide) he will always be The Scrounger in The Great Escape for us--see http://bit.ly/1z5rioO--and the gangster King Marchand in Victor/Victoria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APuLUq1k4Rs

MORE CROTON MUST-TRY'S FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE!

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

MORE CROTON MUST-TRY'S FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE!

--AT ANTON RESTAURANT in the Heart of Harmon; we love the "Tortilla EspaƱola" packed with potato, Spanish chorizo, onion and egg and...see more here http://tiny.cc/b8okmy 

--AT CROTON COLONIAL DINER: love the stuffed shrimp; more info here http://bit.ly/2ufjNC8

--AND AFTER A BRIEF HIATUS, 7-UP CAKE IS BACK AT SHOPRITE--BUT BE FOREWARNED: it goes fast! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/7-up-cake-is-back-shoprite.html 

--AT MEMPHIS MAE'S: we love the hush puppies! Not too heavy, not too sweet! Memphis was voted BEST OF WESTCHESTER BBQ 2016. Check out their 'new' burger menu here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/03/new-burger-menu-at-memphis-maes.html 

--EXCELLENT TANDOORI CHICKEN @ RAGA http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/excellent-tandoori-chicken-at-crotons.html

SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE CROTON MUST-TRY'S HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/more-croton-must-trys-for-your-tasting.html

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

An oldie but goodie and one of our favorite houses by putz artisan Howard Lamey--click on the photo--and it's a beauty, complete with a raffia fence as in the original that inspired him.  You can see it from start to finish here: http://bit.ly/1L0nsaC

An interesting fun ETSY shop site called Country Route Primitives; check it out http://etsy.me/1V54nn6 

Request: For the reader seeking unfinished paper mache coffin boxes, Silvercrow has them -- currently out of stock but supposedly they are getting them back in about three weeks--also a fab unfinished bell box -- and a large boot, both very vintage inspired http://bit.ly/1gFEQ6o

ANOTHER THREE DAY WEEKEND WITH ROB AND MONICA AND THEIR ESTATE SALING ADVENTURES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/another-three-day-weekend-with-rob.html

MARTIN LANDAU HAS DIED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/martin-landau-has-died.html

RARE CLEMCO SNAP OVER BUBBLE LIGHT VIDEO--these were from 1950; poorly made, many melted, not many survived https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts30hPQ1zV0

And in case you missed it: A LAKKIE REPRODUCTION PUTZ HOUSE FROM LAMEY https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1338

As many of you know, The Croton Historical Society hosted a Croton postcard exhibit In 2013. Also included in that exhibit were photos and rare memorabilia of Lenore Ulric, a successful Broadway and film star who lived in the village from 1927 until 1951...read more here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/from-1922-crotons-lenore-ulric-in-david.html

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE for an oldie but goodie http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/more-everything-crotons-fabulous_07.html

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX, AUGUST 1970'S

Q: We lived in Croton from 1969 and left in August 1979 but return to visit family in the area often. We love how beautiful the village looks and can't believe how many flags there are everywhere, just like the old days, and that the diner is still there. We're so happy to see Holy Name of Mary is doing well too.  Anyways, I went away to camp every July but August in Croton meant freedom to do almost anything I wanted. Speaking of this time, do you have anything for August in the 1970's? 

A: Happy to oblige, courtesy as always of The Croton Historical Society. 

Become a member today! http://bit.ly/2qO74Bz

AUGUST 1972, CROTON MEETS GUY LOMBARDO http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/1972-croton-meets-guy-lombardo.html

AUGUST 1972, NOTES FROM CLEARWATER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/croton-1972-notes-from-clearwater.html

AUGUST 1973, CROTON'S 75TH ANVERSARY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/search?q=august+1973 

AUGUST 1979:
SEE PART 1 HERE: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/this-month-in-croton-1979-august-1979.html
SEE PART 2 HERE: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/part-2-this-month-in-croton-1979-august.html
SEE PART 3 HERE: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/part-3-this-month-in-croton-1979-august.html
SEE PART 4 HERE: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/part-4-this-month-in-croton-1979-august.html

CONCLUSION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/part-5-this-month-in-croton-1979-august.html

CONTINUING COVERAGE OF NANCE'S COFFEE--VIA LOHUD

Click on the link http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2017/07/19/croton-harmon-train-station-newsstand-51-years-fights-stay/480344001/

SEE MORE COVERAGE HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-mid-july-2017-update-on-nances-coffee.html

ANOTHER THREE DAY WEEKEND WITH ROB & MONICA

And now more adventures with Rob and Monica--as always, they have found some neat things! From Nature Books (remember these, click on the photo) to vintage Christmas and more....82 photos...

ANOTHER THREE DAY WEEKEND 7/18/17 - We are still behind a few weeks on our blog but we will be caught up soon! 

The third weekend of June found us with a three day weekend for the second week in a row. It would be our last Friday off for a month. We both get four weeks vacation and try to take at least one three-day weekend a month. We had nothing planned when we chose this day but, when that Friday day off arrives, we are pretty happy to have off from work! As it turned out, on this Friday, there were a few decent sales...READ MORE HERE: http://bit.ly/2ubiodY

And if you love flea markets, here are three Hudson Valley area markets you may have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/three-area-flea-markets-you-might-enjoy.html

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

HUD CAPITULATES: STATEMENT FROM COUNTY EXEC. ASTORINO

HUD Capitulates - Westchester's Zoning Is Not Exclusionary - July 18, 2017- After seven years, the most contentious element of Westchester’s affordable housing settlement with the federal government has been resolved favorably for the county. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has accepted Westchester’s analysis that did not find any exclusionary zoning in the county.

Resolution of the zoning issue protects home rule with respect to local land use decisions and overcomes the county’s last major hurdle under the settlement, which was signed by former County Executive Andrew Spano and approved by the Board of Legislators in 2009.

The zoning controversy stemmed from a portion of the settlement that required the county to submit a review of obstacles to fair housing, known as an Analysis of Impediments, or AI, that was acceptable to HUD. Ordinarily, preparation of an AI is routine. But not in Westchester’s case. Despite thousands of pages of objective data and two independent reviews supporting the finding of no evidence of exclusionary zoning across Westchester, HUD rejected 10 AI’s submitted by the county. HUD had taken the novel and aggressive view that routine zoning measures, such as limits on height, density…READ MORE HERE http://www3.westchestergov.com/news/7444-hud-capitulates-westchester-s-zoning-is-not-exclusionary

RUMMAGE/TAG SALES @ TEMPLE ISRAEL & OUR SAVIOUR

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

TWO BIG--AND IMPORTANT--FUNDRAISERS:

RUMMAGE SALE @ TEMPLE ISRAEL OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER 7/19, 20, 21 and 23. Sisterhood of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester Rummage--Sale Dates: Wednesday, July 19th, 9:30 AM-8 PM; Thursday, July 20th, 9:30 AM-5 PM; Friday, July 21st , 9:30 AM - 3 PM; Sunday, July 23rd , 9:30 AM - 1 PM - See the TINW.ORG 

OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN TAG SALE July 29th, 9-2 PM. Want to make a donation to the church sale? Go here for more info http://bit.ly/2tKBrf2

THE SUMMER GARDENS OF THE UPPER VILLAGE, JULY 2017

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

By special request--and as promised--THE SUMMER GARDENS OF THE UPPER VILLAGE...where even the tiniest patch has bloom potential...click on the link.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157683724651124

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: MORE SEASONS OF THE DUCK POND, JULY 2017 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/more-seasons-of-duck-pond-july-2017.html

and AN UPPER VILLAGE GARDEN TOUR SLIDESHOW, 2012, INCLUDES THE THEN PEACE GARDEN AT HOLY NAME  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/upper-village-garden-tour-april-may.html

AND NOW THE LATEST FROM CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

AND NOW THE LATEST FROM CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS:  Cool off this summer with prints from the collection of Cornelia Cotton showing the history of the Croton Aqueduct.  These prints are at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  Hours and Directions.  

Cornelia, among the founding members of CCoA and very active in it, is multitalented -- a collector, photographer, historian, writer, and wonderful speaker.  Here the collected prints speak for her fascination in the extraordinary and elegant engineering feat that is the Aqueduct....A vitrine in the library contains some photographs of and in the Aqueduct by Mary Jean Picciano (see link for portfolio) and Bonnie Coe (see link for bird photography).  TO SEE THIS AND MUCH MORE FROM THE CCOA, click on the link: http://bit.ly/2tpi26s

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: 

--1977, CCOA FAIR @ SENASQUA http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/1977-croton-council-on-arts-3rd-annual.html

--1978 AND 1982, CCOA http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-look-back-croton-council-on-arts-1982.html

THE VINTAGE SHOE, BOOT AND SNEAKER ALBUM

Updated for your enjoyment--your editor's Flickr album--THE VINTAGE SHOE, BOOT & SNEAKER set of photos, ads, and assorted ephemera.  Remember P-F Flyers? Click on the ad from 1958.

See more here http://bit.ly/2vBDSjQ

REMEMBERING FOLK SINGER ALAN LOMAX, THE CROTON CONNECTION TO CCNS & MORE

1950
Remembering Alan Lomax, who died this date in 2002--and his Croton Connection--click on the photo from May of 1950--then the link to read and see more courtesy of THE GREATER CROTON SONGBOOK and Fabianna Chu. There's Woody Guthrie, the Botkins, and Floyd Dell too http://bit.ly/2tp5hZJ

And for those who want to know more about Floyd Dell, Croton's own Robert Scott has written the definitive article here: http://bit.ly/2teshGr

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE ADDITIONAL LINKS:

--FOR MORE ABOUT THE CROTON COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL (ESTABLISHED IN 1945) VISIT http://crotoncommunity.org/

--A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S LEE HAYS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-look-back-crotons-lee-hays.html

--CLASSIC TRAIN SONGS, The City of New Orleans, courtesy of our friend Paul Race--wonderful--scroll down the page once you get there http://www.classictrainsongs.com/city_of_new_orleans.htm

--PETE SEEGER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/pete-seeger-dies-at-age-94-usa-todayand.html

 --BEN BOTKIN, 1960, AUTHORS CIVIL WAR BOOK http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/02/book-on-civil-war-written-by-ben-botkin.html

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

RESULTS & THANK YOU--CROTON ARBORETUM 2017 GARDEN TOUR

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

THANK YOU FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM: THEIR 2017 GARDEN TOUR RAISED $4,500 IN MUCH NEEDED FUNDS! Read and see much more here http://mailchi.mp/86a78919c9a3/garden-tour-raises-more-than-4500?e=bfeb5b3f93

PART 1: BACK 2 SCHOOL, A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT SHOPPING, SCHOOLS & MORE IN CROTON 1983

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

A reader writes: I went back to school shopping, yep already, with my nephew the other day. My sister says you have to go earlier and earlier every year. Things sure have changed from when we were kids when you didn't go till the week or two before school started and usually no further than Ossining. (In our house, Peekskill was more of a Christmas shopping destination).  Now it's all computers, Staples, a lot of online stuff, really early deadlines, and a very expensive supply list. That got me to thinking how it was in the late 70's and early 80's in Croton with back to school. Got anything **back to school** from that time?

Your editor: The elves and I have been working on something...here's Part One of BACK 2 SCHOOL, A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT SHOPPING, SCHOOLS & MORE IN CROTON 1983.  Click on the images below, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--HERE'S THE 1983 BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLEMENT FROM THE CROTON CORTLANDT NEWS:.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY SELECT SCANS FROM THE FALL 2007 EDITION OF THE CROTON HISTORIAN: CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT GROUPS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-vintage-croton-historian-chhs.html